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After: Den

Divide a room with different seating areas.

Former H&H style editor Michael Penney and his wife Sara decided to place their TV to the right, along the longest wall, and add plenty of seating for entertaining and movie nights. They bought the sofa from a friend for $100, used hand-me-down armchairs and found the drapes (a steal) at Ikea, so they dub this the "almost free" room. The coral sofa was the starting point for the colour scheme, and Michael picked up the blue by adding toss cushions, pottery and a striped rug. The walls were painted a soft, muted green. Read more about decorating their main floor.

Read all about Michael's new house — including before shots and DIY projects — in his blog, tour through each floor on Online TV, see the full story in our June 2011 issue, and browse all before and after photos in the online gallery.

Plus, see more Beautiful Sunrooms in our photo gallery.

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